Lucknow, April 14: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will sign a ‘Power for all 2019’ pact with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on Friday in a bid to improve the electricity situation in the state. This comes as the Yogi Adityanath government in UP works towards fulfilling its promise of 24-hour power supply in the state. The pact will be inked in the presence of Union Minister of State Piyush Goyal in Lucknow.
In its last Cabinet meeting on April 11, the Yogi Adityanath government included major decisions on power supply in Uttar Pradesh as one of its key decisions. The Yogi Cabinet decided to give 18 hour power supply to rural areas in the state. The UP Cabinet also decided to provide 24 hours of uninterrupted power supply to district headquarters and 20 hours of power supply to Tehsil headquarters in the state.
The Cabinet meet also approved the electricity sharing proposal with the Centre. The UP government announced that Within 48 hours, the UP electricity department has been asked to replace non-working transformers. It has also promised 24×7 supply of electricity to every household by September 2018.
Replacement of transformers in 24 hours and 24 hours power supply in all the cities were also among decisions taken by the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet on Tuesday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party, during its campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections earlier this year, had attacked the previous Akhilesh Yadav government over alleged stealing of electricity. The BJP had also lashed out at former UP chief minister AKhilesh Yadav for poor supply of electricity in the state, promising to provide 24 hours power supply in the state by 2019.